Friday, October 29, 2010

Soulja Boy Talks Wall Street Journal About Social Media Video Interview

Multiplatinum rapper Soulja Boy, who has 2.5 million Twitter fans and has had his videos watched more than 500 million times on YouTube, talked to WSJ's Lee Hawkins as part of "WSJ Weekend Conversations. " The 20-year-old rapper discussed his Internet marketing strategy for his forthcoming single, "Speakers Going Hammer," and performed the single for a crowd of fans.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Travie McCoy Live In London, UK Concert Review

Travis McCoy & Bruno Mars performed at Kings College in London Monday, October 25th.


With his debut single ‘Just The Way You Are’ achieving the international number one status, it was no secret that Bruno Mars would be the icing on the cake when it was announced he would support Travie McCoy on his UK tour.

Opening with a well-manufactured rendition of ‘The Other Side’, the singer-songwriter was out to prove he was more than a one trick pony and not just the collaborator that we’ve grown to admire. Performing a number of musical gems including Michael Jackson’s ‘Billy Jean’, Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ (view above) and an alternative remix of B.o.B’s ‘Nothin’ on You’, the American producer left the crowd with an explosion of lyrical fireworks as he serenaded them with “and when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while…”

From the piercing reception Travie McCoy received by just walking onstage, you’d have thought that Take That had announced a comeback with Robbie Williams - oh wait… that did happen. With inhumane frequencies penetrating the four walls of KCLSU, the American rapper kicked the evening off with a surprisingly popular performance of ‘Akidagain’ (view above), before unleashing a powerful performance of ‘Superbad’ where the vocalist sang what seemed to be a personal message on the direction he wants to head in life, “and this is the road of my life; so I’mma have a little fun, ride till I see the sun…”

Taking time out from performing with his band Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy made a conscious effort to lock eyes with his London-based followers, showing his appreciation of attending the last night of the UK tour. It was patently obvious that the hip-hop artist was confident and good with words, as he romantically schmoozed the females in the crowd showering them with a thousand compliments; and it worked.

McCoy’s backing band The Lazarus Project (featuring GCH drummer Matt McGinley) teased the crowd to the simple pluck of acoustic guitar that accompanies his summer sensation ‘Billionaire’. If that wasn’t enough, Bruno Mars returned to the stage to sing the euphoric chorus with 500 passionate fans as good-spirits reached an all time high.

It wasn’t all about sunshine and flowers though, as the Gym Class vocalist tore apart at the crowd with his emotionally heartfelt performance of ‘Don’t Pretend’ that contained a taste of bitterness within his lyrics, similar to that of Eminem’s old (and new) material, as he sang “open up my chest and you’ll see; a cold cavity where my heart used to be...”Ploughing through contagious performances of both ‘Need You’ and ‘After Midnight’ (view above) on either side of the encore, McCoy embellished the crowd by taking a trip down memory lane, performing a GCH favourite ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’ and leaving the audience on the verge of a mental breakdown as they celebrated the most monumental and emphatic finish possible.

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(video courtesy of kbvaghela)

Who, What, Where Weekly Photo Links 10/27

Mark Ronson at the Q Awards.

This and other events from this week past covered in the form of photo links below.

Tuesday, October 26

Ciara's 26th Birthday party in NYC:
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Ciara, Nina Sky and others at VH1 Save The Music event in NYC:
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Chris Brown attneds opening night of Rain - Beatles Tribute Broadway production in NYC:
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Joe Budden performs live at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC:
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Cory Gunz listening session in NYC:
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Flying Lotus performs live in London, ENG:
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Gorillaz and N*E*R*D perform live in Phoenix, AZ:
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Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings perform live in Barcelona, Spain:
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Nelly on FUSE TV's 'A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus' in NYC:
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Monday, October 25

Mark Ronson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Travis McCoy and others at the Q Awards in London, UK:
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Music producer Neo Da Matrix, Jadakiss and others in NYC:
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Rappers Billy Blue & Brisco in Miami, FL:
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Janet Jackson, Estelle, Ciara and others at the premiere of 'For Color Girls' in NYC:
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Sunday, October 24

Bow Wow and others at Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Youth Event in Los Angeles, CA:
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Patrick McMullan
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Monica 30th Birthday Party in Beverly Hills, CA:
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Justin Timberlake & Friends Concert with T-Pain, Christina Aguilera, Salt n Pepa in Las Vegas, NV:
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Saturday, October 23

Sean "Diddy" Combs at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV:
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Jennifer Lopez, Akon, Brandy and others at the Carousel Of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, CA:
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Music producer Bryan Michael Cox, Common, Biz Markie and others attend The Homecoming" Party At Compound in Atlanta, GA:
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Chris Brown at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge in Washington DC:
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Mark Ronson & The Business INTL at the Q awards gigs in London, UK:
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Shontelle, Russell Simmons, Ne-Yo and others at the Angel Foundation Ball (2) in NYC:
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Birdman, Dallas Austin and others at ARKADIA Grand Opening Weekend in Miami Beach, FL:
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Drake honored at GREY GOOSE Vodka Rising Icon event in Miami, Beach, FL:
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Asher Roth performs live in Miami Beach, FL:
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Black Eyed Peas arrive in Brazil:
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Friday, October 22

Kanye West on BET's "106 & Park" in NYC:
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Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rick Ross, Ne-Yo and others at the Power 99 FM Powerhouse Concert in Philadelphia, PA:
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Gorillaz and N*E*R*D perform live in Austin, Texas:
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Akon at Fashion Minga event in Los Angeles, CA:
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Fugees' John Forte at a video shoot in NYC:
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Janelle Monae performs live in St.Louis, MO:
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Thursday, October 21

Robin Thicke and others at the Grand Opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, CA:
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Kanye West at the "Runaway" New York Premiere in NYC:
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Shontelle, Russell Simmons, Ne-Yo and others at the Angel Foundation Ball (1) in NYC:
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Mary J. Blige launches Melodies by MJB eyewear in Los Angeles, CA:
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Wednesday, October 20

Jay-Z & Microsoft's Bing launch DECODED Search Experience in Miami, Beach, FL:
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Tabi Bonney record release party in NYC:
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Faith Evans at the Fashion Group International of Los Angeles 75th Anniversary Party in Los Angeles, CA:
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The Billionaire Boys Club with Ciara, LeBron James, Jermaine Dupri and others in Atlanta, GA:
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T.I. and Ciara at the Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, GA:
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Last week's:
Who, What, Where Weekly Photo Lonks 10/20

Snoop Dogg - 'New Year's Eve' Ft. Marty James

Snoop Dogg Doggystyle 2: The Doggumentary on Doggy Style/EMI/Priority Records arrives March 8, 2011.

Snoop Dogg 'New Year's Eve' Ft. Marty James (clean version)

Snoop Dogg 'New Year's Eve' Ft. Marty James (dirty version)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TRUTHLiVE& Moe Green CMJ Performance

TRUTHLiVE & Moe Green's freestyle recorded at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NYC at one of many CMJ's festivities that happened this October.

(video courtesy of SF's Distortion 2 Static)

Mr. Brady - 'Real Heavy' ft. Guilty Simpson & Johaz

From Mr. Brady's Labor of Love album.

Mr. Brady collaborates with prominent Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson and Johaz, who also happens to be a part of Brady's Deep Rooted crew. Mr. Brady considers the song a "classic joint;" a well orchestrated track of chopped up lo-fi samples pieced together with a raw lyrical vibe and a hard hitting beat. "Real Heavy" is exemplary of Mr. Brady's vision for the album: "I'ma keep it raw, soulful and give all of me with every track."

Twista: iHipHop Video Interview

Twista The Perfect Storm on Get Money Gang/EMI arrives November 9th.

Pharrell Williams Video Interview

This looks to be a Much Music interview, Canada's MTV equivalent TV music show. Topics include Child Rebel Soldier (Kanye Lupe, Pharrell project), Pusha T going solo with G.O.O.D. Music and N*E*R*D's 'Nothing' album, among other things.

N*E*R*D's 'Nothing' on Star Trak/Interscope arrives November 2nd.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hip Hop And R&B New Releases 10/26

The following physical and digital new releases are available from Amazon, iTunes and your local retailer.

October 26, 2010

Termanology & Statik Seletah - 1982
(Showoff/St. Records)

Nottz - You Need This Music
(Raw Koncept Records)

Lyrics Born - As U Were
(Quannum Projects)

Skillz - The World Needs More Skillz
(E1/Big Kidz Entertainment)

Also available:

Gorilla Zoe - King Kong
(Block Entertainment/Atlantic/E1)

2Mex - My Fan Base Will Destroy You (physical)

9th Wonder Presents - 9th's Opus: It's A Wonderful World Music Group Volume 1 - Various
(It's A Wonderful World Music Group/ABB Records)

Masta KillaLoyalty Is Royalty
(Nature Sounds)

ChaundonNo Excuses

Lavish - Hometown Hero

Celph Titled & BuckwildNineteen Ninety Now
(No Sleep Recordings)

Omniscient - Social Work (digital)
(SoFlo Entertainment)

MadlibMadlib Medicine Show No. 10: Black Soul
(Stones Throw)

For the full new release schedule:
Urban New Release Schedule 10/15

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jason Derulo Los Angeles Concert Recap

I had the privilege to check out Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. artist Jason Derulo live at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, October 18th. It all came out of the blue very quickly, but I was prepared.

This past year has been a momentous year for Jason Derulo. While quietly releasing his debut album in 2010, Jason bursted on the scene with a vengeance spawning 3 chart topping hits and completing an impressive tour run with the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga as the coveted opening act.

I came into the show with no preconceived notions of what I was about to witness, which helps to keep matters at hand fresh. Little did I know, Jason unleashed a juggernaut of a live stage show.

As the lights went down and the fog rolled in, the anticipation at the House of Blues was on high. Jason came out in all black stage regalia and 'laser beams' on his finger tips. Then he proceeded to tear the premiere live spot on Sunset Strip down with "The Sky Is The Limit" and "Whatcha Say" his 1st chart smash with the Imogen Heap sample in place. It didn't let up from there. With his dancers and his superb back up band, Jason seduced the audience with his brand of music, swift dance moves, emotionally drenched songs and entrancing stage presence. Not quite Usher, not quite Justin Timberlake, only better - brand Jason Derulo I call it!

Check out more highlights from the show below.

In the middle of his set, Jason did his version of "Billie Jean" (view above) and J. Timberlake's "Sexy Back," the crowd ate it up. Later brought a girl from the crowd on stage and did a bump and grind sort of thing. The girl from the audience was tickled pink, to say the least.

Something is to be said about the opening act, fellow Beluga Heights artist Auburn. Auburn brought an unspecting surprise that you don't normally find in a opening act, full on entertainment! (view above) Judging by the audiences' reaction, Auburn is in good company on this tour and ready to break out into 'super' stardom. Look for Auburn soon to be taking over the charts and stages across the world very soon.

Special Thanks to K.S., Jennifer and all the fine folks at WMG / Warner Bros. / Beluga Heights who helped in arranging the show.

Be sure to catch Jason Derulo on tour while you can.

Dates below.

Fri 10/22/10 - Lawrenceville, NJ - Rider University
Sat 10/23/10 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Mon 10/25/10 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Wed 10/27/10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Thu 10/28/10 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor

(video courtesy of AyumiPULP, distant sights & aznzondemand)

Beeda Weeda - 'Hella Sh*t / Top Boyz' (video)

Order the Beeda Weeda track Hella Sh*t from iTunes here

Chris Brown - 'Yeah 3X' (video)

From Chris Brown's forthcoming project F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies) on Jive / Zomba coming soon!

Don't Forget: Kanye West 'Runaway' Film Debut To Premiere This Saturday on MTV

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on Roc-A-Fella/Island/Def Jam arrives November 22nd.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Producer DJ Frank E Interview

Riding the current wave of the Electro / Hip Hop / Euro / Crossover music category which is taking the world by storm, DJ Frank E finds himself in the EYE playing a major role with this new music trend. Crafting hits for Flo Rida, Chris Brown, B.O.B and many others, it wasn't always peaches and cream for the producer wunderkind. Prior to his chart wielding success, Frank E cut his teeth as a DJ in the most unlikely places Ft. Collins / Denver, Colorado area, while also sharpening his production skills. In this extensive interview with PMP, DJ Frank E tells his story, his struggles and achievements.

On making music his career choice:
I had no clue how music was made. It didn't even occur to me that there was such a creative process behind every single one of those albums that I knew and loved. No one told me that, "one day, if you try really really hard, you could take all this drumming and music knowledge and turn it into a career." I was a white kid from the burbs - that's just not what we do. So...I continued NOT doing music until one night when I was at a party. I heard some kids playing music really loud and "freestyling" in the back. I walked in and saw the instrument that changed my life - the Korg Triton. That was the moment that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I asked if I could make a beat, they agreed, then proceeded to call it "some white boy s***, and laughed at me. Little did they know, I had my up my mind.

How being a DJ help with the creative process:
For me, DJing is a great way for me to follow trends, see what people are reacting to, and test new ideas. It's the perfect type of research for a producer, depending on your crowd of course. I used to sneak in my own songs or remixes at the club to see how people would react. I learned so much from DJing that I never actually realized. DJs just have natural instincts that tend to make them good producers. It's like they are walking encyclopedias of what works, what doesn't, and why. Everyone should take a DJ class.

On working with Madonna:
Talk about stress. It felt like I was about to meet the President or something. I got to the session 2 hours beforehand to set up and give the files to the engineer, and I can't remember a longer 2 hours of my life. It was like a countdown. Every 5 minutes I'd get an update on her status. I received updates up to the last 15 seconds, when she finally walked into the room. She said, "So YOU'RE the one?" and I politely answered, "No... YOU'RE the one." We got along great after that, and finished the song (Madonna ft. Lil Wayne - 'Revolver') on my 2nd day with her.
I will never forget the feeling of leaving that session after vocal producing Madonna, and thinking to myself, "It can't it really get any harder than this." I've taken that mentality into every other session I've been in, and it's helped me make the session and song more of a success. Unfortunately, the mix sounded like crap and the song flopped, but hey, you win some and you lose some.

Who, What, Where Weekly Photo Links 10/20

Prince at the Apollo Theatre press conference in Harlem NYC announcing his 'Welcome 2 America' tour.

This and other events from the week past in the form of photo links below.

Tuesday, October 19

"Running Russell Simmons" Launch Party with Gayle King, Nick Cannon and others in NYC:
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Ja Rule films new movie "Goat" in New Jersey:
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Lil Jon on location for "Celebrity Apprentice" in NYC:
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Def Jam artist YG serves milkshakes in Culver City, CA:
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Asher Roth promotes AXE products at concert in Chicago, IL:
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Monday, October 18

MF Doom performs live in Glasgow, Scotland ENG:
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John Legend and the Roots at the Grammy Musuem in LA, CA:
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Jason Derulo at Grammy Sound Checks in Hollywood, CA:
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Kanye West 'Runaway' mini-movie LA premiere in LA, CA:
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Mary J Blige at MJB sunglasses event in Chicago, IL:
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Willow Smith at the BET studios in NYC:
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Prince Malik Records label launch party with Cassie in NYC:
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Sunday October 17

Ciara in NYC:
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Saturday, October 16

Andre Harrell 50th Birthday Bash in NYC:
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Black Girls Rock with Missy Elliott and others in NYC:
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Cypress Hill's Smoke Out festival with Erykah Badu, Incubus, Travis Barker, and others in San Bernardino, CA:
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Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins presents Tiffany Dunn in MIami, FL:
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Talib Kweli performs live in London, ENG:
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Friday, October 15

Common, Dorrough, Sway and others at the Get Schooled National Challenge And Tour Dallas, TX:
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Trina, Kelly Rowland and others at Kim Kardashian's 30th Birthday in Las Vegas, NV:
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Mary J. Blige and others on the Music Saved My Life tour in Detroit, MI:
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Thursday, October 14

Ne-Yo's Birthday Bash with Snoop and others in Las Vegas, NV:
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Prince Announces "Welcome 2 America" Tour at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem NYC:
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Melanie Fiona at the ASCAP Presents... Women Behind The Music Series event in NYC:
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Diddy's 2010 Pink Party For Breast Cancer in NYC:
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Hennessy Artistry Concert with the Roots, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Bobby Brown, Ron Isley, Mike Posner, Eve and others in NYC:
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Mary J. Blige, Kat Deluna and others at Niche Media CEO Jason Binn's 10th Annual Gotham Gala in NYC:
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M.I.A. concert in Los Angeles, CA:
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Usher with his kids at a pumpkin patch in Los Angles, CA:
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Mark Ronson at Club Nokia in LA, CA:
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Wednesday, October 13

Gorillaz and N*E*R*D perform live in Detroit, MI:
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Diddy outside of Letterman strudio in NYC:
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Ne-Yo champagne party in Chicago, IL:
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Last weeks':
Who, What Where Weekly Photo Links 10/12

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gangrene (Oh No & Alchemist) 'Gutter Water' Tracklist & Artwork

Gangrene Gutter Water on Decon arrives November 22nd.

Artwork by acclaimed indy artist Dan Park.

01. Intro
02. Boss Shit (Cuts by DJ Romes)
03. Not High Enough
04. Gutter Water (ft. Raekwon)
05. Get Into Some Gangster Shit (ft. Planet Asia)
06. Take Drugs
07. Chain Swinging (Cuts by DJ Romes)
08. Wassup Wassup (ft. Fashawn and Evidence)
09. All Bad (Cuts by DJ Romes)
10. Breathing Down Yo Neck (ft. MED)
11. From Another Orbit (ft. Roc C)
12. Ransom
13. Standing In The Shadows
14. Brass Knuckle Rap (ft. Guilty Simpson)
15. Not Leaving (ft. Big Twins)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Urban New Release Schedule 10/15

Hooked On That Urban New Release Schedule containing the upcoming Hip Hop and R & B releases, posted around the 1st and 15th of each month available here.

All dates, titles, releases and time frames are subject to change.

October 19, 2010
Von Pea - Pea's Gotta Have It (Interdependent Media)
ABK - Medicine Bag (Psychopathic Records)
The Jacka & Ampichino – Devilz Rejectz 2: House Of The Dead (Double F Records)
Lil Scrappy - Prince Of The South 2 (Real Talk)

October 26, 2010
Termanology & Statik Seletah - 1982 (Showoff/St. Records)
Lyrics Born - As U Were (Quannum Projects)
9th Wonder Presents - 9th's Opus: It's A Wonderful World Music Group Volume 1 - Various (t's A Wonderful World Music Group/ABB Records)
Masta Killa – Loyalty Is Royalty (Nature Sounds)
Lavish - Hometown Hero (iHiphop)
Gorilla Zoe - King Kong (Block Entertainment/Atlantic/E1)
Celph Titled & Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now (No Sleep Recordings)
Omniscient - Social Work (SoFlo Entertainment)
Doc-ish - Doc Ish Presents: The First Treatment (Universal)
Chaundon – No Excuses (Traffic)
Skillz - The World Needs More Skillz (E1/Big Kidz Entertainment)
Nottz - You Need This Music (Raw Koncept Records)
Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show No. 10: Black Soul (Stones Throw)

Fall 2010 - TBA
RydazNRtist - Soulful Warfare (Island/Def Jam) (was 9/21)
Jagged Edge - The Remedy (Slip N Slide/581 Muzik Group/EMI) (was 9/28)
Big Bad 40 (formerly 40 Glocc) - N.W.A.: New World Agenda(Zoo Life Entertainment) (was 10/12)
Cali Swag - The Kickback (Checkmate Music Group/EMI/Capitol) was 11/9 canceled
Mikkey Halsted – The Dark Room (iHiphop) (was 10/26)

November 2010
Michael Jackson - TBA (Epic/Sony)

November 2, 2010
Jay Sean - Freeze Time (Cash Money)
Disko – iProduce (?)
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You (Island/Def Jam)
Joe - Home Is The Essence Of Christmas
(Kedar Entertainment Group)
Sunshine Anderson - The Sun Shines Again (Verve Forecast)
Diplo Presents: Dubstep - Blow Your Head V/A (Downtown Recordings)
Freddie Jackson - 4 U (E1)
N.E.R.D. - Nothing (Star Trak/Interscope)
Devin The Dude – Gotta Be Me (Real Talk)
Lil Boosie, Webbie, Lil Trill & Trill Fam – All Or Nothing (Trill Entertainment/Asylum)
J-Live – Undivided Attention (?)
Pitbull - Armando (Sony Discos/Mr.305)

November 9, 2010
David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Pop Star (Big Face)
Natalie 'The Floacist' Stewart - TBA (Shanachie Records)
Eligh – The Grey Crow (Living Legends)
Webbie - Webbie's Web (Asylum/Trill Entertainement)
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager (Universal/Motown)
DJ Felli Fel - Thump Ridaz Mix (Thump)
Erk Tha Jerk - Nerds Eye View (SMC Recordings)
Lil Keke – 713: The Album (Music Access Inc)
Zion I - Atomic Clock (Gold Dust Media)
Lord Jamar – Known Associates (iHiphop)
Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (Interscope)
Philithy Rich - Trippin' For Life (SMC Recordings)
Knoc-turn'al - Knoc’s Ville (Hoopla Media Group/LRT/Universal) (digital)
Smoke DZA - George Kush Da Button (iHiphop)
Bronze Nazareth - School For The Blind Man (iHiphop)
Cee-Lo Green -The Lady Killer (Elektra)
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy (Hendrix Enterprises)
Twista - The Perfect Storm (Get Money Gang/EMI)
Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 4 (E1)
Lil Boosie & Webbie - Trill Movie Soundtrack (Trill Entertainment/Asylum)
Pimp C - The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones: Swisha House Mix (Rap-A-Lot/Fontana)

November 16, 2010
Nelly - Nelly 5.0 (Derrty/Motown/Universal)
Kid Rock - Born Free (Atlantic Records)
N.O.M.E. Nomadd - The Who? (360 Music)
Rihanna - Loud (Island/Def Jam)
Bizzy Bone - The Greatest Rapper Alive (Thump)
Norah Jones - Featuring Norah Jones (Blue Note/EMI)
Naturally 7 - Christmas: A Love Story (Hidden Beach Recordings)
St. Lunatics - City Free (Universal/Motown/Derrty)
Pink - Greatest Hits (LaFace/Jive/Zomba)
Copywrite - The Life and Times of Peter Nelson (Man Bites Dog)

November 22, 2010
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (Young Money/Universal)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Island/Def Jam/G.O.O.D.)
Jay-Z - The Hits Collection Volume One
(Roc A Fella/Island/Def Jam)
Ne-Yo - Libra Scale (Island/Def Jam/Compound)
Duke Da God - The D.I.P. Agenda (SMC Recordings)
Yelawolf - Trunk Muzik 0 To 60 (Interscope/Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment)
Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Vision DVD (Epic/Sony)
Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) - Gutter Water (Decon)
Big L - Return Of The Devil's Son (SMC Recordings)
Lloyd Banks - H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2) (EMI/G-Unit/
Curren$y - Pilot Talk II (DD172/Island/Def Jam)

November 23, 2010
Tabi Bonney - Fresh (iHiphop)
Trademark Da Skydiver - Presents Super Villian Issue #3 (iHiphop)
Marz Lovejoy - This Little Light Of Mine (iHiphop)
Buckshot - The Common Knowledgy On The Entertainment Industry (book/audio) (Duck Down)
Eric Benet - Lost In Time (Reprise)
Cassidy – C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla)
(Larsiny Family/Krossover/E1)
Inspectah Deck - Manifesto Redux (Traffic/The Orchard)
Maestro Fresh Wes - Black Tie Affair (Traffic)
AZ - Doe or Die: 19th Anniversary Edition (Quiet $$/Fastlife/E1)

November 30, 2010
Ron Isley - Mr. I (Island/Def Jam)
Chrisette Michele - Let Freedom Reign (Island/Def Jam)
Fefe Dobson - Joy (Island/Def Jam)
Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning (Interscope/A&M)
Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning / (& The Best Of The E.N.D.) (Interscope/A&M)
Jazmine Sullivan - Love Me Back (J-Records)
Soulja Boy - The DeAndre Way (ColliPark/Interscope)
Slim Thug - Tha Thug Show (Boss Hogg Outlawz/E1)
Miguel - All I Want Is You (Jive/Zomba)
Flo Rida - Only 1 Flo Pt.1 (Atlantic/Poe Boy)
Hezekiah – Conscious Porn (Soulspazm)
Joell Ortiz - Free Agent (E1)
El Debarge - Second Chance (Geffen Records)
Daz Dillinger - Matter Of Dayz (DPG Records)

December 2010
2Pac - TBA (WIDEawake/Death Row)

December 7, 2010
DJ Clay - Book Of The Wicked v.2 (Psychopathic Records)
Redman - Redman Presents Reggie (Island/Def Jam/Gillahouse)
Sheek Louch - DONNIE G: Don Gorilla (Island/Def Jam)
Jim Jones - Capo (E1)
Duffy - Endlessly (Mercury)
Tron Legacy - Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records)
Natasha Bedingfield - Strip Me (Epic)
Polyester - Peace, Love & Unity (iHiphop)
Snowgoons - Kraftwerk (iHiphop)
Keak Da Sneak/PSD & Messy Marv - Da Bidness Pt. 2 (SMC Recordings)
Shawn Chrystopher - You & Only You (Elitaste)
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne (Island/Def Jam/Roc Nation)
Charlie Wilson - Just Charlie (Jive/Zomba)
Pitbull - Planet Pit (Mr. 305/J-Records/Polo Grounds)
Large Professor & Neek The Exotic - Exotic Species (Traffic)
T.I. - No Mercy (Atlantic/Grand Hustle)
Smif-N-Wessun Presents Tek (ABB records)

December 14, 2010
Drake - Thank Me Later (Dlx Ed) (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal)
Tank - Now or Never (Atlantic)
Ciara - Basic Instinct (Jive/Zomba)
Diddy: Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris (Interscope/Bad Boy)
Young Jeezy - TM 103 (Island/Def Jam/CTE)
Ghostface Killah - The Apollo Kid (Island/Def Jam)
Jamie Foxx - Body (J-Records)
Keyshia Cole - Keyshia (Geffen/Imani Ent.)
Kandi Burruss - Kandi Koated (Asylum/Kandi Koated Ent.)
R. Kelly - Love Letter (Jive/Zomba)
Lone Ninja - Fatal Peril (Holographic Pagoda Recordings)
Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen
(Inevitable/Polo Grounds/J-Records)

December 21, 2010
Nipsey Hussle - South Central State of Mind
Nas - The Lost Tapes: Vol.2 (Island/Def Jam)
Brand Nubian - Enter The Dubstep v.2 (iHiphop)
Avant - The Letter (Verve)
Keri Hilson - No Boys Allowed (Zone4/Mosley Music/Interscope)
G.O.O.D. Music - Various (G.O.O.D. Music)

Prince - 20Ten (?)
Blakroc - Blakroc 2 (Island/Def Jam/DD172)
Shyne - Guess Who (Island/Def Jam)
Birdman - Bigger Than Life (Cash Money/Universal)
Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (Ice H2O/EMI)
Swizz Beatz - Haute Living (Everest Entertainment)
Travis Barker - Give The Drummer Some (Interscope)
Dres - From The Black Pool Of Genius (?)
K'naan - TBA (A&M/Octone)
Madlib - Miles Away (Stones Throw)
Sean Price - Mic Tyson (Duck Down)
Asher Roth - The Spaghetti Tree (Universal/Motown)
Bow Wow - Who Is Shad Moss? (Cash Money/Universal Motown)
Random Axe (Guilty Simpson, Sean Price & Black Milk) - TBA (Duck Down)
DJ Quik - The Book of David (Mad Science)
Triple C's - Color, Cut, Clarity (Island/Def Jam/Maybach Music)
GZA - Liquid Swords 2: The Return Of The Shadowboxer (?)
Obie Trice - Bottom's Up (Black Market Entertainment)
Mickey Factz - The New Museum (GFCNY/Battery/Jive Records)
Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels - Origins of Block Music (?)
Shareefa - The Secret (DTP/Geffen)
Estelle - All of Me (Atlantic/Home School)
Johnta Austin - Love Sex Religion (So So Def)
MC Eiht - Which Way Is West (?)
Billy Blue - The Story Of My Life (Interscope/Poe Boy/Konvict/Mosley)
Hal Linton - Return From The Future (Universal/Motown)
Ozomatli - Ultimate Ozomatli (Concord)
Kabosh (Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne) - Amafrican Psycho
(Strange Music)
Scarface - The Habit (Facemob Music)
Strange Fruit Project - A Dreamers Journey (?)
Jody Watley - Chameleon (?)
B.G. & Lil Boosie - Bad Azz & Gizzle (?)
XV - The Kid With The Green Backpack (Square Bound Music/Warner Brothers)
Big K.R.I.T. - TBA (Cinematic Music Group/Island/Def Jam)
Immortal Technique - Middle Passage (Viper)
Crooked I – Million Dollar Story (?)
Chino XL - RICANstructuon (Machete)
Shawnna – TBA (Nappy Boy/Money Over Everyting Ent.)
DJ Webstar – TBA (E1)
Dead Prez – Information Age (Boss Up/Family Tree)
Black Milk & Melanie Rutherford - Searching For Sanity (?)
OJ Da Juice Man - Otis Williams Jr. Story (Mizay/Asylum)
Diamond (fr.Crime Mob) - TBA (Battery/Jive Records)
Black Thought & DangerMouse - Dangerous Thoughts (?)
Project Pat - Play Me Some Pimpin (The Album) or Goon Hustlin
(Hypnotize Minds)
Xzibit - MMX (Open Bar Entertainment)
Blu - theGODleeBarnes LP (Sire/Warner Bros.)
Panacea - 12 Step Program (?)
Madvillian (DOOM & Madlib) - Madvillainy 2 (Stones Throw)
Krayzie Bone - Chasing The Devil (ThugLine Records)
Junior Reid - Living Legend (ABB Records/Leak)
Beenie Man - The Legend Returns (Brookland/Universal/Republic)
Cassie - Electro Love (Bad Boy/Interscope)

2010 - TBA
Dr. Dre - Detox (Interscope/Aftermath)
T-Pain - rEVOLVEr (Jive/Nappy Boy/Konvict)
Game - The R.E.D. Album (Interscope/Black Wall Street)
Fabolous - Loso's Way 2 (Island/Def Jam/Desert Storm)
Jadakiss - Top Five, Dead or Alive (Island/Def Jam/Roc A Fella)
Common - The Believer (Geffen/G.O.O.D. Music)
Jennifer Lopez - Greatest Hits (Epic Records)
Anthony Hamilton - TBA (So So Def/Laface/Jive)
Musiq Soulchild - TBA (Atlantic)
Jill Scott - The Light Of The Sun (Hidden Beach)
Evidence - Cats & Dogs (Rhymesayers)
50 Cent - The Return of the Heartless Monster (Interscope/Aftermath/G-Unit)
2 Live Crew - Just Wanna Be Heard (Nu Focuz Entertainment/Lil Joe Records)
Pill - The Medicine (Asylum)
Rocko - One Of One (?)
Aaron Fresh - Fresh N Up (Island/Def Jam/NCredible)
Kat Deluna - Inside Out (Universal/Republic)
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser
(Blu Division/Hoo-Bangin'/Cash Money)
Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event 2
Big Sean - Finally Famous (G.O.O.D./Island/Def Jam)
Consequence - ConsTV (G.O.O.D./Motown/Universal)
Pac Div - Grown Kid Syndrome (Universal)
Outasight - Brand New Sessions (Asylum)
Mike Jones - Expect The Unexpected (Asylum)
Sauce Money - TBA (Asylum)
Chamillionaire - Venom (Universal Republic/Chamilitary)
Jermaine Dupri - Room 52638 (So So Def)
Red Café - Red October (Bad Boy/Interscope)
Young Dro - P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once)
(Atlantic/Grand Hustle)
Ace Hood - Mr. Hood (We The Best/Island/Def Jam)
Explizit One - Out My Mama's Basement (Hall of Justus)
KRS-One & Showbiz - Godsville (Fat Beats?)
Naughty By Nature - Anthem Inc. (Illtown Records)
Trae Tha Truth - Tha Truth (A.B.N.)
Daz Dillinger Presents: This Is Long Beach - Various (Gangsta Advisory Recordingz Inc)
Playaz Circle - Supply & Demand 2 (DTP/Island/Def Jam)
Cory Gunz - TBA (Young Money/Universal)
Beanie Sigel - The Closure (Universal Republic)
Drag-On - My Life, My Legacy, My Melody
(Ruff Ryders/Hood Environment)
Maino - The Day After (Hustle Hard Entertainment/Atlantic)
Freeway - Diamond in the Rough (Freemoney/Cash Money)
Izza Kizza – Saturday Morning (Decon)
Shanica Knowles - TBA (Music Mayhem Entertainment)
Olivia - Show The World (Universal Republic)
Verse - Stories Of A Bachelor (Darkchild/Interscope)
Brisco - Street Medicine (Poe Boy Entertainment)
Ghostface & (MF) Doom - Swift & Changeable (Nature Sounds)
Ruff Ryders Reunion: The Evolution - Various (Ruff Ryders)
DMX - Walk With Me Now (Bodog?)
DMX - You’ll Fly With Me Later (Bodog?)
Mia X-n-Scarface Present - Malory-n-Micky: Natural Born Killers 2010 (?)
Rick Ross & Birdman - The H (Universal)
Black Dada - F.L.A. (First, Love & Addiction) (Strictly Business/Universal Republic)
Sammie - Coming of Age (Star Camp/Street Love)
Bertell Young - Goin Hard (Capitol)
Ashanti - TBA (?)
Mia X - Betty Rocka Locksmith (?)
J*DaVey - New Designer Drug (Sire/Warner Bros.)
Keith Murray – TBA (Sound Records)
Bronze Nazareth - School For The Blind (Sound Records)
One Chance - One Chance (Nappy Boy)
Pretty Ricky - Bluestars 2 (Bluestars)
Ja Rule - Renaissance Project (Mpire Records)
Reks – R.E.K.S. (Showoff/Brick Records)
Saigon – All In A Another Day’s Work (Amalgam)
D. Woods (fr.Danity Kane) - My Favorite Color
(Bonzi Records/Woodgrane Music)
Spice 1 - Home Street Home (?)
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Umculo (Groove Attack)
Kali - The Coast (Showoff West)
Duke Da God - More Than Music 3 (Diplomats/E1)
Quazedelic - AnuthaWorld (SomeOthaShip Connect)
Theophilus London - Flying Overseas (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Andre 3000 - TBA (Jive/Zomba/LaFace)
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album (Atlantic)
Jay Electronica - Act II (Decon)
Method Man - The Crystal Meth (Island/Def Jam)
Redman - Muddy Waters 2 (Island/Def Jam/Gillahouse)
Juelz Santana - Born To Lose, Built to Win: Regan Years
(Island/Def Jam/Skull Gang)
Christina Milian - Elope (Radio Killa/My Space/Interscope)
Aretha Franklin
A Woman Falling Out Of Love (Wal-Mart/QVC exclusive)
Lil Scrappy - The Grustle
(Island/Def Jam/Disturbing Tha Peace/G's Up)
Shawty Lo - I Am Carlos (DFL/Asylum)
Jay Rock - Follow Me Home (Warner Bros./Top Dawg Ent.)
Teairra Mari - At That Point (Fo' Reel/Asylum)
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee-pt.1 (Capitol)
Kenna - Songs For Flight (Interscope/Star Trak)
Teyana Taylor - From A Planet Called Harlem
(Interscope/Star Trak)
Jack Splash - Technology and Love Might Save Us All (J-Records)
Spose - The Audacity! (Universal Republic)

January 2011
Amy Winehouse - Yes, Please! (Universal/Republic)

January 4, 2011
Mack 10 & Glasses Malone - Money Muzik (Hoo Bangin' Records)
Marsha Ambrosius (fr. Floetry) - Late Nights & Early Mornings (J-Records)

January 11, 2011
Rye Rye - Go! Pop! Bang! (Interscope/N.E.E.T. Recordings)
Doey Rock – Mean Doe Green (?)
Snoop Dogg - Greatest Hits (Doggy Style/EMI/Priority)
Tuff Talk - Tuff Sinatra (Sick Wid It)
Twista - Mr. Immortality: The Life And Times Of Twista DVD
(Get Money Gang/EMI)

January 25, 2011
Anita Baker - 21st Century Love (EMI/Blue Note/Angel)
Yung Texxus – The Underground Prince (U.G.P.) (?)
Corinne Bailey Rae - The Love EP (EMI)
Cam’ron & The U.N. – Gunz N’ Butta (E1)

February 2011
Maxwell - (Black) SUMMERS' (Night) (Columbia)
Kurupt - To The Next Level (Penagon Entertainment)
Lloyd - King of Hearts (Interscope/Zone 4)
Mint Condition - TBA (Shanachie)
Ginuwine - Elgin (Notifi)
Ray J - Raydiation II (SRC/Universal/Knockout/Darkchild)

February 1, 2011
Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers (Blacksmith)

February 8, 2011
Smif N Wessun & Pete Rock - Monumental (Duck Down)
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift (Heavy On The Grind Ent./EMI)
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift (Heavy On The Grind Ent./EMI)

February 15, 2011
K. Michelle - Pain Medicine (Jive/Zomba)
Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 3 (SMC Recordings)
Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told (Suburban Noize Records)

February 22, 2011
Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R. We Are Renegades (Duck Down)
Tinnie Tempah - Disc-overy (Capitol)

March 8, 2011
Lupe Fiasco - L.A.S.E.R.S. (Atlantic/1st & 15th)
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle 2: The Doggumentary (EMI/Priority/Doggy Style)
Bobby Valentino - Fly On the Wall (EMI/Blu Kolla Dreams)

March 29, 2011
Roscoe Dash - Ready Set Go! (Zone 4/Interscope)

Winter 2011 - TBA
Del The Funky Homosapien - Golden Era Triple Pack (?) (was 1/25)

Winter 2011
Range - No Strings (StarRoc/RocNation/Columbia Records)
Rich Boy - Resurrected in Diamonds (Interscope/Zone 4)
Wiz Khalifa - TBA (Atlantic Records/Rostrum Records)
M-Phazes - Phased Out (Coalmine Records)
Tony Yayo - TBA (G-Unit/
Swollen Members - Dagger Mouth (Suburban Noize)
Kelly Rowland - Kelly Rowland (Motown/Universal)
Jennifer Hudson - TBA (J-Records)
Esther Dean - TBA (Zone 4/Interscope)
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rolling (Columbia)
Tiffany Evans – Ms. Tiffany (Columbia/Music World)
Three 6 Mafia - Laws of Power (Hypnotize Minds/Columbia)
Pleasure P - Pleasure P Principles (Atlantic)
DJ Kayslay - Rhyme Or Die (E1)
Akon - Stadium (Motown/Universal/Konvict/SRC)

Winter/Spring 2011
J. Cole - TBA (Roc Nation/Columbia)
Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Life (Virgin)

Spring 2011
Wale - TBA (AlliDo/Interscope)
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee-pt.2 (Capitol)
Eve - Lip Lock (EMI)

Summer 2011
Cormega - TBA (Traffic)
Nas - TBA (Island/Def Jam)

Fall 2011
Big Boi - Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader (Island/Def Jam)

Beyonce - TBA (Music World/Columbia)
Jay-Z - TBA (Roc Nation)
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies) (Jive/Zomba)
Ludacris - Ludaversal (Island/Def Jam/DTP)
Wyclef Jean - Wyclef Jean: The Haitian Experience (Columbia)
Mario - TBA (J-Records)
Keke Palmer - TBA (Interscope)
BC Jean - TBA (J-Records)
Birdman & Lil Wayne - Like Father
Like Son pt.2 (Cash Money/Universal)
Gucci Mane - The Final Verdict (Asylum)
DJ Khaled - We The Best Forever (E1/We The Best/Cash Money)
Lil Twist - Don't Get It Twisted (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal)
Redman/Method Man - Blackout 3 (Island/Def Jam)
Cool Kids - When Fish Ride Bicycles (XL Recordings)
Tyga - Careless World (Bat Squad/Decaydance/G.E.D./Young Money)
YG - Fresh On Campus (Island/Def Jam)
K'naan - TBA (A&M/Octone)
The Outlawz - Perfect Timing (?)
Amerie - Cymatica Vol. 1 (Island/Def Jam/Feenix Rising)
Melanie Fiona - The MF Life (SRC Records/Universal)
Alexis Jordan - TBA (StarRoc/Roc Nation/Columbia)
Starshell - TBA (Matriarch/Interscope)
CyHi Da Prynce - TBA (Island/Def Jam)
Kardinal Offishall - Mr. International
(Black Jays/KonLive/Geffen/Interscope)
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Consciousness (WB/Blacksmith)
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows (Blacksmith)
WC - Revenge of the Barracuda (Lynch Mob/E1)
David Banner - MTA3: The Trinity Movement (Motown/Universal/SRC)
Mystikal - TBA (Big Truck Records)
Missy Elliott - Block Party (Atlantic/Goldmind)
Kevin Cossum - TBA (N.A.R.S./Jive)
Syleena Johnson - Chapter 5: Underrated (?)
Yung Joc - Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood (RCA/Polo Grounds)
N.O.R.E. - S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. (SMC Recordings)
N-Dubz - TBA (Island/Def Jam)
Mann - TBA (A2Z Ent/Beluga Heights/Mercury/Def Jam)
Stalley - TBA (Island/Def Jam/DD172/BluRoc)
Liam Bailey - TBA (?)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal)
Gym Class Heroes - The Papercut Chronicles II (Fueled By Ramen/Decadance/Atlantic)
Fashawn - The Ecology (The Orchard)
Donnis -TBA (Atlantic Records)
The LOX - New L.O.X. Order (Ruff Ryders)
A Tribe Called Quest
Beats Rhymes & Life: Michael Rappaport Directed DVD Documentary
Diggy Simmons - TBA (Atlantic)